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Bligh's Barleywine Ale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

448 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 544
Gots: 138 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: waltonc on 10-08-2011)
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Photo of Stevedore
4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Brian for giving me this bottle. 22oz bottle poured into a Cigar City snifter 4/26/2014.

A- Caramel brown, thick and viscous. Small light off-white head with retention that is average for the style- which is to say it is a bit low. No lacing.

S- Holy caramel batman. This is the most caramel-forward barleywine I've had the chance to try. Sweet caramel, toffee, with a slight earthiness and dark fruit contribution. Slight hints of oak and whiskey, but not very much.

F- Tastes just like liquid caramel. This is not superbly complex, but this is a barleywine that packs a lot of caramel and toffee sweetness, with a small dark fruit component and some whiskey that adds a bit of complexity. Very nice, though I would have liked a little more of the whiskey barrels to show up.

M- Medium bodied, viscous with low carbonation. Very sweet, easy to drink despite its higher ABV. Smooth and resinous but without being cloying.

O- Really good English barleywine. I enjoyed drinking this one a lot and so did everyone else. However, for an barrel-aged English barleywine, this beer lacks a lot of the distinct whiskey character that makes a BA English barleywine what it is.

Stevedore, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of ehammond1
4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

Blind Tasting and Review

(Aged for 6 months)

Clear, dark auburn and chestnut in color with a very small light brown head. This leaves the glass relatively clean on the way down.

Nice, rich aroma of vanilla, caramel, toffee, and bourbon. This smells sweeter than most of the other barrel-aged barleywines in the lineup.

The flavor follows the aroma, though is significantly sweeter than many of the others in the blind barrel-aged barleywine lineup. There's nice vanilla and bourbon character, though the base beer seems like it's probably somewhat lacking.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Silky.

A very nice, somewhat sweet, barrel-aged barleywine.

ehammond1, Apr 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

crobinso, Nov 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Maillard, Nov 13, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev -0.2%

Rjtauer, Nov 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Prost76, Nov 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

nharres, Nov 01, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -3.9%

Dirtyhands, Oct 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

halo3one, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Golferallen54, Oct 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

GreenMind, Oct 26, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -29.5%

beerg33k, Oct 22, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -5.7%

ThomasC, Oct 22, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +4.1%

deac83, Oct 20, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a medium copper brown color, with a thin film of khaki head, receding quickly to a ring of large bubbles. Dark but very good clarity.

S: Aroma is very close to a traditional English barleywine, with austere toffee and a touch of dark fruit (raisin), but then some toasted oak, bourbon, and cinnamon comes through as well. Barrel treatment is pretty light handed.

T: Toffee and dark fruit, a bit of bourbon and coconut. Moderate sugary sweetness that approaches flabbiness.

M: Light carbonation and medium-full body. Alcohol is completely hidden.

O: Pretty tasty, and surprisingly close to a good but non-BA barleywine. Sweetness is a tad high, though.

pmarlowe, Oct 13, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -6.2%

Brewski, Oct 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

lysergicdream, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

vonnegut21, Oct 09, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +0.7%

Blazer22, Oct 09, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

josephwa, Oct 05, 2014
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4.69/5  rDev +7.3%

dseanv, Sep 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

GetTheYayo, Sep 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Domvan, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

cp45, Sep 23, 2014
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Bligh's Barleywine Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.